I Regret Not Biting Off The Policeman’s Ear
Corporal Julius Edwin of the Idimu Division got more than he bargained after a suspect, Philip Yerima turned his shoulder into freshly baked Agege bread.
Edwin had gone to the Idowu area of Igando in Lagos State to arrest Yerima for an undisclosed offence.
However, Yerima resisted and insisted that he would not follow him to the police station since he did not commit any crime.
Bounce News gathered that Yerima’s refusal to follow Edwin to the police station resulted in an altercation which attracted people to the scene.
It was during the face-off that Yerima was said to have held the head of the policeman and gave him a deep bite which narrowly missed his ear but not his shoulder.
The policeman was said to have given a loud scream as blood started oozing out from the injured shoulder according the police prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor.
The victim was rushed to a hospital for treatment while Yerima was later arrested and charged before Ejigbo Magistrates Court for assault.
The Kogi State- born Yerima who pleaded guilty to the offence, said his only regret was that he missed the ear of the policeman.
Yerima, who did not sound remorseful for his action, said he was aiming for the ear of the policeman and not the shoulder.
“I wanted to bite the ear off and not the shoulder but I missed. I wanted to teach him a lesson on how to stop harassing helpless people.
“How can he come to my house to arrest me without telling me what I did”, he told the court.
The prosecutor later presented facts and asked the court to sentence Yerima accordingly as deterrent to those who may attempt to do such.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E. Ajayi found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to 12 months without an option of fine.
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